Lab Coordinator at the University of Maryland

The Cognition and Development Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) lab coordinator. Start date is negotiable, but must be no later than August 22. The lab is co-directed by Dr. Lucas Butler (see and Dr. Richard Prather (see

The Lab Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and participating in the lab’s research activities. Responsibilities include: 1) data collection and analysis, 2) stimulus construction and research design, 3) supervision of undergraduates, 4) interacting with children and parents, and 5) lab and office management (e.g., budget, IRB, equipment, website).

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field within cognitive science, at least one year of relevant research experience, and excellent communication and computer skills. Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, and be comfortable working with young children. Top candidates will have considerable research experience with children under 8 years of age, excellent writing ability, proficiency with programming, data processing, statistics, and familiarity with EEG and/or MatLab.

This position is ideal for an individual seeking further research experience before applying to graduate school, as it includes potential opportunities for co-authorship on conference presentations and publications. This is a full-time position with benefits. A 1-year minimum commitment is required, with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and availability of funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will and continue until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lucas Butler at and to Richard Prather at Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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